Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: Amber Ale
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We found some fresh hop flowers down the back of the couch the other day (in their little protective foil bags so they really were fresh), and we all said as one: “Fancy Pants.” Could we do it again? Easy said, only one way to find out. Long story short, its back: Fancy Pants Amber Ale. Stupid name, serious beer. We used Galaxy Flowers through our hop-back to give a full-on tropical fruit/spicey aroma. On top of alot of traditional ale malt we threw a liberal dose of crystal malt, a little wheat and fermented her warm with an American Ale yeast. It’s deep copper/amber with a full, rocky head. 5.2% alc/vol, 35 BU, served in the bar in our fanciest glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1094) - - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Tap from mountain goat brewery. Pours a deep copper orange colour with a creamy off white head. Lovely aromas of citrus, hops, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is quite refreshing and malty in the after taste with a nice bitterness hanging around the palate. This is like a half IPA/half amber ale as its quite hoppy and fruity compared to your usual amber ale. Love the chewy maltiness. A winner for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1855) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2015
The appearance is of a rich rosy amber to caramel colour with a skim of white head that left a trail of lace down the side of the glass. The aroma was faultless, offering rich dessert fruitiness, peaches, nectarines and sweet pastry. There’s resinous amber characters of redwood gum and spruce needles, kiwifruit pulp and locquot. Body-wise it is on the sweeter side with plentiful berryfruit tartness accompanying the bitterness profile that leaves a lasting finish with tangs of burnt caramel. I had one of these and then had another. Then I had another one and wished I could have more, which is what you want from good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1014) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
(Can) Clear copper amber with good pale tan head that collapses quickly. Wonderful tropical fruit aroma. Light body with good carbonation. Nice taste that mixes exotic fruit, some peppery spice over a light toffee sweetness. The finish has some slightly harsh bitterness and seems a little thin. Very nice amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5241) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 11, 2014
Can at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear medium coppet amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a wood nettle resin, light toothpaste hop bitter light citrus palate and a moderate woody bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Plenty going on and very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bootlegger007 (91) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
Another quality Mountain Goat, a clear amber ale with sweet hoppy aromas with cookies and citrus, flavours of bubblegum & passion fruit leaves the palate wanting more, very sessionable beer, smooth body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (602) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
Deep amber pour with a decent off-white head. Caramel, floral and tropical aromas, taste is malty, floral, a little bitter, a little dry - nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (348) - HONG KONG - AUG 8, 2014
Can from Brewcraft at home. Clear very dark amber pour with thin/no head. Really good aroma - spicy but also dank hoppiness, unusual (a bit similar to the SD beers earlier this summer). Taste is similar to aroma but disappointingly weak. Finish is more faithful to the interesting aroma. Dank hops, spiciness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (238) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
375 ml can. Pours amber (a good start) with a small head that quickly disappears. Hoppy aroma. Lots of big malty flavours with hops overlaying that. Slightly sweet taste with bitter finish. A very nice amber ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1007) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
BB 21.03.15. Poured a clear dark amber with a one- to two-finger off white frothy head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation moderate and coarse. Aroma with a moderate level of very nice and inviting sweet fruity hops plus a hint of malt. Taste more subdued level of fruit than in the aroma. Light body, mouthfeel a bit thin. Smooth with low level bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
chefseanjudd (28) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
Lovely hoppy amber ale. Good red colour, white head. Aroma is all toffee and nuts then passion fruit and kiwi. Malt forward flavour but with a good hop bitterness at the middle and end. Very drinkable, sessionable even.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (289) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
Malt forward as is the style - good fruity hops - low bitterness (would have like more) - pleasant balanced easy drinker - like the can package. Amp up the hops and the complexity and this could really be something special instead of just safe and solid.

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